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Edwin and Betty Barrett

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Edwin and Betty Barrett Obituary
BETTY H. BARRETT AND EDWIN A. BARRETT Betty H. Barrett was born on February 14,1922 and passed away at the age of 92 on March 7, 2014. Edwin A. Barrett was born on October 14, 1915 and passed away at the age of 98 on March 17, 2014 just 10days after his "sweetheart". Both were born and raised and attended local schools in Ct. Betty in Ansonia, Ct, and Ed in Millville, Ct. Ed served in WWII from 1944-1946 in the Army and Army Air corp. He then attended the University of Alabama receiving his degree in Mechanical Engineering. While employed at U.S. Rubber Co. as a draftsman, he met the love of his life Betty, who was a shoe model for the company at the time, at the water cooler. They were married on October 21, 1950 enjoying 63 years of marriage. They moved to Southern Ca. where Ed worked as a Mechanical draftsman for Lockheed designing aircraft interiors. Betty was a homemaker and mother during this time. After retiring in 1960, they moved to Paradise, Ca. and opened Barrett's Skyway Florist. After 15 years they sold the business and Betty went to work for Butte County as Assistant County Clerk. Retiring after 16 years, Ed purchased and operated California medical claims for several years, out living all of his clients. Ed and Betty enjoyed several years of travel and were actively involved in local and state Grange, the V.F.W and vestry of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church. Ed enjoyed telling stories of his life, especially his war stories. Betty enjoyed several years as a "Pink Lady" at Feather River Hospital. They gave generously to numerous charities. They were preceded in death by their infant son Fred and daughter- in -law Dawn 1.They are survived by sons Ned {Dawn 1}Rohnert Park, Robert {Robin} of Magalia, and Lea {Dawn II} of Chico; Richard {Delores} of N.H, 7 grandchildren and 8 great -grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on April 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. at at St. Nicholas Episcopal church in Paradise, Ca. A private burial will be held at the Veterans Cemetery in Igo, Ca. The family wishes to thank Feather River Home Health and Hospice and the Hospice House for their loving care of mom and dad during their final days. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice House in Paradise, Ca. Arrangements are under the direction of Bidwell Chapel and online condolences can be sent to the family at www.bidwellchapel.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Mar. 29, 2014
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